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Mechatronics Engineer

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Company Overview

Calling the adventurers ready to join a company that's pushing the limits of nanotechnology to keep the digital revolution rolling. At KLA, we're making technology advancements that are bigger—and tinier—than the world has ever seen.

Who are we?  We research, develop, and manufacture the world's most advanced inspection and measurement equipment for the semiconductor and nanoelectronics industries. We enable the digital age by pushing the boundaries of technology, creating tools capable of finding defects smaller than a wavelength of visible light. We create smarter processes so that technology leaders can manufacture high-performance chips—the kind in that phone in your pocket, the tablet on your desk and nearly every electronic device you own—faster and better. We're passionate about creating solutions that drive progress and help people do what wouldn't be possible without us.  The future is calling. Will you answer?


With over 40 years of semiconductor process control experience, chipmakers around the globe rely on KLA to ensure that their fabs ramp next-generation devices to volume production quickly and cost-effectively. Enabling the movement towards advanced chip design, KLA's Global Products Group (GPG), which is responsible for creating all of KLA’s metrology and inspection products, is looking for the best and the brightest research scientist, software engineers, application development engineers, and senior product technology process engineers.

The Film and Scatterometry Technology (FaST) Division provides industry leading metrology solutions for worldwide semiconductor IC manufacturers.  The FaST Division portfolio of metrology products includes hardware and software solutions for optical film thickness, optical critical dimension (CD), composition, and resistivity measurement systems.  These products are essential for the IC manufacturers as they provide critical metrology capabilities for the development and implementation of their advanced IC processes.  The FaST division is committed to support our customers to achieve performance entitlement of our solution and we effectively partner with our customers from their early research and development phase to the high volume in-line manufacturing implementation specific for their process needs.  The division consists of a global team located in US, Israel, China, and India.



Controls gain tuning for precision motion contol stages (sub-micron level jitter) in the frequency domain (i.e. using Bode plots.)

Experience with sensors, actuation, testing, data acqusition, and data post processing for characterization of precision motion control stages.

Familiarity of fundamentals of vibration isolation to setup/align/troubleshoot active isolation system. 

Familiarity with various types of motors (e.g. DC brushless, brushed, stepper), actuators, sensors (e.g. encoders, limit switches).

Experience with programming and scripting (e.g. C, Python, MATLAB)

Development of calibrations and diagnostics of precision motion control stages.

Development of motion sub-system error budget and requirements. 

Familiarity with using various communication protocols (e.g. TCP/IP, EtherCAT, serial)





Controls and mechatronics background 

A desire for continuous learning.

Comfortable in applying theory as well as hands-on engineering work with hardware/controllers

Minimum Qualifications

BSME+3 years experience, BSEE+3years experience, MSME, MSEE or other Mechatronics / Robotics / Interdisciplinary Engineering

Equal Employment Opportunity

KLA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

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